Ultimate Diving Adventures: 100 Extraordinary Experiences Under Water

Author(s): Len Deeley & Karen Gargani


Do you dream of plunging into the big blue to discover the most exceptional underwater experiences on the planet? Ultimate Diving Adventures is the best dive buddy imaginable as it guides you through the depths in search of 100 amazing underwater encounters. There are classic dives and secret spots, dramatic wrecks and sites where the marine life has to be seen to be believed. Authors Len Deeley and Karen Gargani are experienced divers who have spent many years exploring and taking photographs of the world's ultimate dive sites. With their expert guidance and stunning images you will learn where to swim with frog fish and pygmy sea horses as well the best shark and whale dives. Stunning images bring each dive site to life and lively writing helps transport the reader to a world beneath the waves. There is a wealth of enjoyment and inspiration for armchair divers as well as plenty of practical advice for those who want to take the plunge and experience these Ultimate Diving Adventures for themselves. * Wreck dives * Shark inhabited reefs * Temperate waters * Tropical reefs * Whales and other mammals * Exotic species


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Len Deeley is a Fellow of the Royal Photographic Society and has over 30 years diving experience all over the world. He leads diving trips for underwater photographers to global destinations and gives talks regularly to clubs and societies. Karen Gargani's love of the sea began at an early age. Having dived extensively in the UK, she spent a year diving around the world. Her work has been published in the top UK dive magazines. Amazing experiences and interactions with marine life inspire Karen's writing.

Tropical Reefs. 1. Sharks & Yolanda Reefs, Egyptian Red Sea. 2. Big Brother Island, Egyptian Red Sea. 3. Sanganeb Reef, Sudanese Red Sea. 4. Moses Rock, Gulf of Aqaba, Israel. 5. Town Pier, Bonaire, Netherlands Antilles. 6. Manta Reef, Mozambique. 7. Palancar Reef, Mexico. 8. Depan Kampung, Indonesia. 9. The Pinnacle, Philippines. 10. Barracuda Point, Malaysia. 11. Damas Cays, Cay Sal Bank, Bahamas. 12. Stepping Stones, Whitsunday Islands, Australia. 13. Yemaya, Cuba. 14. Sail Rock, Tobago Cays, The Grenadines. 15. Carl's Ultimate, Papua New Guinea. 16. Maa Kandu Thila, Maldives. 17. Uepi Point, Solomon Islands. 18. Gotham City, Fiji. 19. Shark Bank, Seychelles. 20.Molasses Reef, Florida Keys, USA. 21. Valley of the Kings, Honduras. 22. Tupitipiti, Bora Bora, French Polynesia. 23. Watamu Marine Park, Kenya. 24. Half Moon Cay Reef, Belize. 25. The Pinnacles, St Lucia. 26. Cannibal Rock, Komodo National Park, Indonesia. 27. Yucatan Caves, Mexico. Temperate Waters. 28. Cathedral Rock, Scotland. 29. Gannet Rock, England. 30. Eddystone Lighthouse, England. 31. The Maharee Islands, Ireland. 32. Secca del Papa, Sardinia. 33. Lavezzi, Corsica. 34. Medas Marine Reserve, Spain. 35. Lake Baikal, Siberia. 36. Silfra, Iceland. 37. The Blue Hole, Gozo, Malta. 38. Farnsworth Bank, California, USA. 39. Race Rocks, Vancouver Island, Canada. 40. Northern Arch, Poor Knights Islands, New Zealand. 41. Fortescue Bay Kelp Forest, Tasmaina, Australia. 42. Sgarbhstac Submarine Arch, Scotland. 43. Eureka Oil Rig, California, USA. Wreck Dives. 44. Sha'ab Abu Nuhas, Egyptian Red Sea. 45. SS Thistlegorm, Egyptian Red Sea. 46. Fujikawa Maru, Micronesia. 47. Rainbow Warrior, New Zealand. 48. Zenobia, Cyprus. 49. The Brummer, Scotland. 50. Hispania, Scotland. 51. James Eagan Layne, England. 52. The Umbria, Sudanese Red Sea. 53. SS Rose Castle, Canada. 54. Bianca C, Grenada. 55. SS Cristobel Colon, Bermuda. 56. HMS Hermes, Sir Lanka. 57. USS New York, Philippines. 58. Kinugawa Maru, Solomon Islands. 59. USS Salute. 60. Kronprins Gustav Adolf, Finland. 61. President Coolidge, Vanuatu. 62. Proteus, North Carolina, USA. 63. SS Yongala, Great Barrier Reef, Australia. 64. USS Saratoga, Bikini Atoll. 65. RMS Rhone, Tortola, British Virgin Islands. Shark Inhibited Reefs. 66. Cathedral Aliwal Shoal, South Africa. 67. Rangiroa, French Polynesia. 68. Cocos Island, Costa Rica. 69. Darwin Island, Galapagos, Ecuador. 70. Neptune Islands, Australia. 71. Ningaloo Reef, Australia. 72. Sha'ab Rumi, Sudanese Red Sea. 73. Koh Bon Island, Thailand. 74. Garden Eel Cove, Hawaii. 75. The Manacles, Cornwall, England. 76. Orimass, Maldives. 77. Stingray City, Cayman Islands. 78.Beqa Lagoon, Fiji. Whales and other Mammals. 79. Rurutu, French Polynesia. 80. Los Islotes, Sea of Cortez, Baja, Mexico. 81. Hervey Bay, Australia. 82. Vava'u, Tonga. 83. The Hopper, Farne Islands, England. 84. Little Bahama Bank, Bahamas. 85. Sha'ab Samandai, Egyptian Red Sea. 86. Lofoten, Norway. 87. Crystal River, Florida, USA. Exotic Species. 88. Laha, Ambon Indonesia. 89. Haiball, Lembeh Strait, Indonesia. 90. Efratha, Gangaa Island, Indonesia. 91. House Reef, Mabul, Borneo. 92. Kangaroo Island, Australia. 93. Dinah's Beach, Papua New Guinea. 94. Lorenzo's Delight, Wakatobi, Indonesia. 95. Lankayan, Malaysia. 96. Sandigan Wall, Philippines. 97. San Diego Reef, Baja, Mexico. 98. Dumaquete, Cebu, Philippines. 99. Witches Hut, Bonaire, Netherlands Antilles. 100. Richelieu Rock, Thailand.

General Fields

  • : 9780470744925
  • : John Wiley and Sons Ltd
  • : John Wiley & Sons Ltd
  • : October 2009
  • : 260mm X 196mm X 13mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : October 2009
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Len Deeley & Karen Gargani
  • : Paperback
  • : 797.23
  • : 218
  • : Illustrations, maps